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Climate Action Fellow

California Climate Action Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

09/16/2024 - 08/15/2025

Application window

05/01/2024 - 08/16/2024

Location

Long Beach, California

Hourly pay equivalent

$19.76

Project summary

The California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is part of a statewide initiative to address and mitigate the effects of climate change. CCAC matches Fellows with organizations to mobilize community members to take direct climate action through education, volunteer mobilization, and assessment focused on urban greening, organic waste diversion and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency. This is a climate-focused, workforce development program for emerging climate and environmental leaders.

Opportunity description

The City of Long Beach is at the forefront of climate action and sustainability and is looking for 5 dynamic Climate Action Fellows to join our team to spearhead impactful initiatives right at the heart of our diverse, vibrant community. Long Beach is not just a city; it's a melting pot of cultures, ideas, and resilience, but we understand that not everyone shares the same opportunities. That's why we need passionate individuals like you to help us bridge the gap. As a Climate Action Fellow, you'll collaborate directly with residents and community partners to drive real change. From innovative sustainability projects to empowering initiatives, you'll be at the forefront of making Long Beach greener, cleaner, and more equitable. It's not just about combating climate change; it's about building a stronger, more resilient community for everyone. So, if you're ready to make a difference and be part of something big, join us on this exciting journey to transform Long Beach for the better climate resilience! Duties include, but are not limited to: Engage the Long Beach community to increase urban forest canopy coverage through tree planting, tree care, and awareness campaigns, fostering health and climate resilience. Develop and implement educational events focused on climate action at Willow Springs Park outdoor sustainability education area to support the Climate Ambassador Program. Coordinate tree planting initiatives and urban agriculture programs to mitigate urban heat island effect and food scarcity. Collaborate closely with City of Long Beach staff to execute the Long Beach Climate Action Plan. Assist the Office of Climate Action Sustainability in developing effective community outreach and engagement strategies.

Benefits

  • $33,600 stipend
  • $10,000 education award
  • 340 hours of professional development
  • Minimum essential healthcare
  • Loan forbearance
  • Food and childcare assistance (for those eligible)

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Live in California by August 16, 2024. Must be age 18 or older by August 16, 2024. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful US resident to participate.

Preferred qualifications

An interest in climate change mitigation, volunteerism, or public service. Experience with outreach, education, training, or community behavior change. Fundamental understanding of climate change science, environmental policies in California, and/or environmental priorities. Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Urban greening

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor